Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Betty White is immortal.

If you were a fan of The Golden Girls, which aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992 for a total of 180 episodes, you may not realize just how old the stars of the show really are.

For example, Beatrice Arthur who played Maude Findlay, died back in April 2009 at the age of 86.

Rue McClanahan who played Blanche Devereaux, died in June 2010 at the age of 76.

Estelle Getty who played Sophia Petrillo died in July 2008 at 84.

If you're keeping track, you'd know that Betty White is the only Golden Girl that has yet to bite the dust. And surprisingly, no dust or biting is visible anytime soon.

Why? Because Betty White is 89 YEARS OLD! 89! And she's quickly approaching her 90th birthday, coming on January 17th. She was born in 1922.

Surprisingly, Betty has appeared on television and the big screen over 100 times, and she has been active in the entertainment world since 1939! That's 62 years!

The actress has won 5 Emmy Awards (nominated for 17) and has been nominated for a total of 48 awards, winning 23 of them. She's had no major health issues, ever.

Sounds to me like she's a vampire, and immortal - and amazing.

Monday, November 21, 2011

"You Just Got Mugged!" Season 3 may be final season

Matthew LaVernon said in an interview today that the third and upcoming season of You Just Got Mugged! would likely be the final season, saying, "I don't think Shocking Autumn will be interested in a fourth season. I think they want to end the series after Season 3 and start fresh." However, he denies rumors that he wants to leave the show. "I don't want to leave or cancel [the show]," he said, "As long as viewers and fans are still watching and enjoying it, I'll keep going, but I just don't know if [Shocking Autumn Studios is] fully interested in a continuation."

Shocking Autumn Studios issued a statement a few hours later, saying, "We are still fully committed to the series, but we would like to focus on the third season and upcoming film, as well as our other projects, at this time."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Series, "You Just Got Mugged!" returns for a 3rd season

TORONTO - Hit online miniseries, You Just Got Mugged, which premiered on April 7, 2011 and is currently about to wrap up it's second season and move on to a spin-off film, due out in February, has reportedly been renewed for a third season.

Information about a third season of the series issued on Friday, when Shocking Autumn Studios, the studio that co-produces the series along with series creator Matthew LaVernon, announced that they would issue a press release on November 19, 2011 concerning the future of the series. Around 6 pm Toronto time today, a paragraph of the press release leaked onto the internet, confirming that the series would be returning for a third season. The press release is presumably legitimate, as it features signatures from LaVernon, along with Shocking Autumn executive, Robert Kents and president, James Hurkoy. A digital copy of the full press release was scheduled to be released on Saturday at 11 am Toronto time on Shocking Autumn's official Tumblr account, however Shocking Autumn Studios pulled the release from their site's queue immediately after learning that the document had leaked. Speculation continues, while the renewal has already been confirmed.

"Since the press release has already been leaked, I might as well announce it," LaVernon tweeted at 7:15 Monday evening, "You Just Got Mugged has been renewed for a third season."

LaVernon's tweet was immediately followed by Shocking Autumn Studios official release of the document at 7:23. The full document states, "We are extremely excited to announce that You Just Got Mugged! has been renewed for a third season. We are thankful for the contributions from our team and the dedication we have received from viewers that help continue to make the series a unique, incredible experience and we are fully committed to assuring that the series will maintain it’s humor and charm with these upcoming episodes. Information on air dates and episodes will be announced in the near future, when they become available."

The three coffee mugs that the series revolves around; Jon, Sheena, and Billy will appear in the film spin-off of You Just Got Mugged: The Movie, which is currently being filmed in Los Angeles. The film will be released on February 6, 2012.

Tim Hortons Latte Review

Today, Canadian coffee-giant Tim Hortons officially added Lattes to their menu in Ontario stores. The lattes, which are priced at $2 for a 10 oz medium, come in the trademark brown Tim Hortons paper cup, and have one of those lids where it's just a little slot for you to drink out of instead of that annoying brown lid where you have to push back the thing and it never seems to stay down. Of course, the lattes come in several different flavours (the same flavours that the Tim Hortons Hot Smoothees are served in) including Caramel, French Vanilla, and my personal favorite - Hazelnut.

For some stupid reason because I wasn't paying attention when I ordered it, I bought a French Vanilla instead of Hazelnut. But to be honest, the flavour shot isn't very strong anyway in the lattes, so it doesn't make that much of a difference.

While the new fancy drinks have received some lukewarm reviews from avid Starbucks drinkers, I disagree. Personally, I hate Starbucks, I think they're drinks are bitter and too complex, which is why I was really surprised with the simplicity, and deliciousness of the new lattes at Tim's.

When I first took a sip of the latte, I wasn't very impressed, but then I decided to stir it and add a little bit of sugar (there was already some sugar in it but Tim Hortons seems to constantly forget to stir my coffee) and it made all the difference.

Even if you are a Starbucks fan, or just a coffee lover in general, I would reccommend checking the new Timmies latte out, because those $4 dollar Starbucks lattes are just ripping money out of your pocket, and you'll be saving $2 just by switching to Tim's.

Overall Rating of Tim's French Vanilla latte: 8.5/10

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PTC is stupid

The Parents Television Council has been freaking out and voicing their irrelevant opinions and fining television networks since 1995. On their website, the PTC states that their mission is to "promote and restore responsibility and decency to the entertainment industry in answer to America's demand for positive, family-oriented television programming." I really do feel sorry for the idiots that run this organization, because for some reason they feel that if a television program is rated 14+ and has a viewer discretion advisory notice before the broadcast, it still needs to be "decent". They also file complaints against networks when they use words like "fuck".

I don't even know where to begin in this rant. First of all, PTC says that they're mission is to make sure television programming is "family oriented" even though families don't even watch these programs together, and the programs are targeted and promoted to adult audiences. I don't think there is/should be a law about profane words and content on television in the United States, and if the programs are being targeted to adults and include a 14+ rating in that little black box that shows up in the corner, then what else does FTC want the networks to do? It seems as if you can't watch anything these days without there being something bleeped out. When is PTC going to realize that this is just the world and that these children go to school and live in the real world - in reality, children know what profane words are not just from television (because television doesn't affect children's words and behaviour at all) and god dammit, they here the profane words from their parents and adults themselves. I think their parents and peers have a much bigger influence on the children than a dirty television program. Does PTC think that the thought that the world is full of rainbows and butterflies and fantasies and dreams exist should be maintained in Children's heads? If kids had more profanity and inappropriate things in their life, they would accept it and it wouldn't affect them at all, but no, PTC has to make sure that they sugar coat everything.

All in all, the PTC are a bunch of senseless, cotton candy-headed, nosy morons that need to mind their own business and put their efforts and money in more important things, and not just the profane word that a 10-year-old kid heard on television last Sunday, that they completely ignored because they hear it all the time in school.

Here's a place to put your money and stupid efforts, PTC: To the Red Cross, who try to help out children that don't have television, in the first place. I'm sure they need your money a whole lot than a bunch of stupid, overprotective crap organizations that you're wasting all your money on.

PTC, grow up and get a life.

Monday, November 7, 2011

UPDATE: Bieber to take paternity test, results to be issued December 15

Justin Bieber has agreed to take a paternity test to end the rumors that stated that he fathered the child of Mariah Yeater. Bieber claims that if the paternity tests come back negative, he will seek legal action of his own against Yeater.

As we recently reported earlier this month, 20-year-old Yeater claims that Bieber allegedly impregnated her back in October 2010 in an arena bathroom at the Staples Center, when he had been performing there. Yeater is seeking child support and demanding a paternity test.

Bieber is scheduled to take a paternity test soon and will have it submitted to a lab in two weeks, to end the rumors once and for all. Bieber called the rumors "crap" last night, as he accepted an MTV European Music Award, saying "There's been a lot of crap on the Internet lately, but I've pulled through it."

If things go as planned, we should have the real answer on December 15. Until then, feel free to speculate and voice your opinions in our comment box. Also, if you're tweeting about the allegations, add the hashtag #FirstStopBabyMama so we can read about your opinions.

The Verdict is in: Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Just moments ago, Dr. Conrad Murray (Michael Jackson's private doctor) was proclaimed guilty of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's June 2009 death.

Jackson's sister, LaToya Jackson screamed out immediately upon hearing the 1:17pm (PDT) verdict, while Jackson fans celebrated the vedict outside of the courtroom. All of the 12 jurors had agreed with the verdict. The 58-year-old doctor is scheduled to be sentenced on November 29th, and could face up to four years in prison. He could also lose his medical license. The prosecution ordered Murray to be taken into custody immediately.

Jackson had been suffering insomnia, and Murray proceeded to give him doses of anesthetic propofol (which is not supposed to be used outside of operation/surgery rooms) as well as some other sedatives to Jackson as he was unable to sleep to prepare for his upcoming final concert tour, This Is It. Murray's lawyers originally stated that Jackson had given himself a dose of the propofol while Murray wasn't looking making Jackson responsible for his own death, however this theory was dismissed by a prosecution expert. Murray stated that he had formed a close friendship with the 50-year-old pop singer, and never intended to harm him.

Jackson was found dead in bed at his rented California mansion on July 25, 2009, and was expected to have died during the night. Jackson had searched for a doctor that would agree to give him the propofol, as he was deeply craving sleep, and other medical professionals turned him down. For six weeks, Murray gave Jackson a nightly dose of propofol, but became reluctant to give him the medication eventually, fearing that Jackson had become addicted to the drug. The night of his death, Murray gave Jackson a small dose of the drug (25 milligrams) which seemed to put the singer to sleep. Murray left Jackson's bedside for a few moments. When he returned, Jackson was already dead.

If you're still on Murray's side, this will be the part where you'll switch sides: When Murray found Jackson unconscious, he proceeded to perform CPR on Jackson's bed, instead of on the firm floor. When Jackson did not respond, Murray proceeded to hide and pack up the medicine bottles and IV equipment and nervously made several calls on his mobile phone, before calling emergency services.

Authorities never accused Murray of intending to kill the star, and it took eight months for authorities to file the involuntary manslaughter charges against Murray. The authorities stated that giving Jackson the doses of propofol was a terrible idea, as Murray had been lacking lifesaving equipment, which led to the disastrous tragedy of Jackson's death.

As for the mystery of what happened behind the closed doors of Jackson's bedroom on that day - we will probably never know.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Paranormal Activity 3" Review

Today, we are reviewing Paranormal Activity 3, the third installment in the Paranormal Activity series.

While most horror sequels (and sequels in general) seem to be worse then the originals, this film is an exception. Honestly, I have never understood all the hype surrounding the first film - sure, the first was good, but it didn't have me jumping out of my seat and laughing at how scared I was as many times as I had hoped it would.

Paranormal Activity 3 is a haunted house thrill ride delight, and the film manages to still be outstanding without using the creepy, cheesy background music that most horror films are plagued with. With exceptional acting, and tons of thrills and jolts, the film is undeniably the best in the series, and some would even go as far as to say that it's the best horror film of the year.

However, we are dissapointed that the film did not include several of the scenes that appeared in the trailer in the film. This includes pretty much the entire first 40 seconds of the original trailer. What was really dissapointing - the Bloody Mary scene between the 2 girls in the trailer that made up about half of the trailer for the 3rd film didn't even appear in the film. So really, about 5 seconds of the footage from the trailer actually appeared in the film.

Acting: 8/10
Plot: 7/10

Overall rating: 7/10

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Justin Bieber: Baby Daddy?

17-year old Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Bieber is currently facing a Paternity lawsuit from 20-year-old Mariah Yeater. Yeater and her lawyers, Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare claim that Bieber had some sort of sexual contact with Yeater last October when Bieber performed at the Staples Center. Yeater is apparently not seeking the spotlight or an unreasonable amount of money; all she would like is a modest sum for child support.

While Yeater is suing Bieber, it appears that if the claims are true (which they're obviously not), Yeater could also face charges of statutory rape, because Yeater would have been 19 and Bieber would have been 16, last October during the "incident".

Bieber's party claims they have not seen the lawsuit, however is "sad" that Yeater would fabricate such "malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims."

Bieber, himself took to Twitter to address the issues, tweeting to his 13 million twitter followers saying, "All the rumors...the gossip...Im [Sic] gonna focus on the positives...the music."

And of course, millions of Bieber fans have taken to Twitter to address their irrelevant thoughts on the claims, with one fan tweeting "Roses are red, violets are blue mariah yeater we are gunna kill you. [Sic]"

What do you think about the claims? You'd be surprised by how many people think they're true, but what's your opinion?